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Diagnostic Testing for Suspected SAH in the EDBlogNeurosurgery

Diagnostic Testing for Suspected SAH in the ED

Non-traumatic subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) accounts for 5% of acute headache presentations to the emergency department.…
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Modified Valsalva plus Adenosine for reverting SVTBlogCardiologySVT

Modified Valsalva plus Adenosine for reverting SVT

Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT), is a non-ischaemic tachyarrhythmia, with which patients, not uncommonly, present to…
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Predicting Spontaneous Reversion of New Atrial FibrillationBlogCardiology

Predicting Spontaneous Reversion of New Atrial Fibrillation

What if we could predict which patients with recent onset of atrial fibrillation are more…
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Is this VT or SVT?BlogECG Of The Week

Is this VT or SVT?

The CASE A 45 yo male is brought in by ambulance. They have been called…
Pericarditis
Pericarditis
PericarditisBlogCardiology

Pericarditis

CASE A 32 yo patient presents with a one week history of chest pain. The…
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Pulmonary EmbolismBlogCardiologyRespiratory

Pulmonary Embolism

CASE A 64 yo patient is referred to the emergency department(ED) with a persistent tachycardia.…
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Can the ECG help us differentiate PE from ACS?BlogCardiologyECG Of The WeekUncategorized

Can the ECG help us differentiate PE from ACS?

Pulmonary embolism(PE) and Acute Coronary Syndrome(ACS) causing ischaemia can sometimes be difficult to clinically differentiate.…
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Acute Aortic SyndromeBlogCardiology

Acute Aortic Syndrome

Here is a lecture from the very talented and entertaining Prof Joe Nameth, who spoke…
Adrenaline
Adrenaline
Adrenaline: Which is the best dose to use?BlogCardiac ArrestResuscitation

Adrenaline: Which is the best dose to use?

Adrenaline is the most used drug in cardiac arrest. However we aren't quite sure what…
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Reperfusion ArrhythmiasBlogECG Of The Week

Reperfusion Arrhythmias

A 68 yo patient presents with two hours of central chest pain and dyspnoea and…
Depolarisation
Depolarisation
Early Depolarisation and Sudden Cardiac DeathBlogCardiology

Early Depolarisation and Sudden Cardiac Death

A 28 yo patient presents to the emergency department following a syncopal episode. The patient…
Paediatric Resuscitation Guideline
Paediatric Resuscitation Guideline
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Paediatric Resuscitation

Paediatric Resuscitation is stressful. However if we remember a few small points, it makes it…
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SHOCKED
52 yo with chest pain an hypotensionBlogCardiac ResuscitationCardiologyCardiovascular

52 yo with chest pain an hypotension

INTERESTING CASE WITH A TWIST. Read the case or watch the video.   https://youtu.be/bj5-STj8Pok 52…
Thoracic Aortic Dissection
Thoracic Aortic Dissection
Is it Thoracic Aortic Dissection?BlogCardiologyECGUncategorized

Is it Thoracic Aortic Dissection?

The Case A 58 yo patient presents to the emergency department with central crushing chest…
Dextrocardia
Dextrocardia
Dextrocardia: Can you pick it on ECG?BlogCardiologyECG

Dextrocardia: Can you pick it on ECG?

This is a great case that highlights how important it is, to know how to…
Spiked helmet sign - Ominous ECG Sign
Spiked helmet sign - Ominous ECG Sign
An Ominous ECG SignBlogCardiologyECG

An Ominous ECG Sign

This is a fantastic case to learn from for a recent Circulation article(1) titled 'An…
Read CTPA - Emergency Medicine Education - Resus
Read CTPA - Emergency Medicine Education - Resus
How to Read the CTPAFellowship ExamRadiologyRespiratoryUncategorized

How to Read the CTPA

CTPA's are sometimes quite confusing to read. A simple approach, based on differentiating the anatomy…
The Lewis Lead
The Lewis Lead
The Lewis LeadBlogCardiologyECGECG in 20 secondsECG Of The Week

The Lewis Lead

The Lewis lead(1), is a means of detecting atrial activity and can be used where…
Brugada Syndrome
Brugada Syndrome
Brugada SyndromeBlogCardiologyECGECG's I've Seen

Brugada Syndrome

A 25 year old male presents to the emergency department following a near syncopal episode.…
Double sequential external defibrillation
Double sequential external defibrillation
Double Sequential External DefibrillationBlogCardiac ResuscitationResuscitationUncategorized

Double Sequential External Defibrillation

Double Sequential External Defibrillation(DSED) is a means of administering sequential shocks to terminate shock resistant…
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Runaway Pacemaker and Lethal ArrhythmiaBlogCardiology

Runaway Pacemaker and Lethal Arrhythmia

A potential complication of a failing pacemaker, is a condition known as 'Runaway Pacemaker'. Below…
hypertensive emergencies
hypertensive emergencies
Hypertensive Emergencies and how to treat themBlogCardiovascular

Hypertensive Emergencies and how to treat them

Hypertensive emergencies are defined as sudden and prolonged increases in the arterial blood pressure, with…
Emergency Medicine Education - Resus
Emergency Medicine Education - Resus
Is there anything New in Cardiac Failure?Cardiovascular

Is there anything New in Cardiac Failure?

https://player.vimeo.com/video/220271573 In this video, A/Prof Kas looks at the new guidelines on heart failure and…
Syncope in Children
Syncope in Children
Syncope in ChildrenBlogCardiologyCardiovascularPaediatrics

Syncope in Children

Syncope is not uncommon, occurring in up to 25% of children. Most causes are benign,…
HEAD-UP CPR - Emergency Medicine Education - RESUS
HEAD-UP CPR - Emergency Medicine Education - RESUS
HEAD-UP CPRBlogCardiac ResuscitationResuscitation

HEAD-UP CPR

Image Source: jems.com You may have heard of Head-Up CPR as a new approach to…
Phlegmasia Cerulean Dolens - Emergency Medicine Education - Resus
Phlegmasia Cerulean Dolens - Emergency Medicine Education - Resus
Phlegmasia Cerulean DolensBlogVascular

Phlegmasia Cerulean Dolens

CASE A 35 yo woman presents with a painful blue swollen leg, that occurred rapidly,…
Myocarditis
Myocarditis
MyocarditisBlogCardiologyCardiovascularECG's I've SeenPaediatricsResuscitation

Myocarditis

Myocarditis is simply an inflammation of the heart muscle, that can lead to myocardial cell…
Asystole
Asystole
Should We Shock Patients in Asystole?BlogCardiac ResuscitationCardiologyCardiovascularResuscitation

Should We Shock Patients in Asystole?

Should cardiac arrest patients in asystole be shocked? Is there any advantage to this? What do…
Emergency Medicine Education - Resus
Emergency Medicine Education - Resus
Syncope RulesBlogCardiologyCardiovascular

Syncope Rules

Patients presenting with syncope to the Emergency Department can pose a significant diagnostic challenge. The two…
Pericardiocentesis - Emergency Medicine Education - Resus
Pericardiocentesis - Emergency Medicine Education - Resus
PericardiocentesisBlogCardiologyCardiovascularResuscitation

Pericardiocentesis

How to Perform Pericardiocentesis Pericardiocentesis is used to treat symptomatic pericardial effusions and cardiac tamponade.…
Emergency Medicine Education - Resus
Emergency Medicine Education - Resus
Contrast Induced Nephropathy: Is it Real?BlogNephrology

Contrast Induced Nephropathy: Is it Real?

You are managing a trauma and request a CT abdomen to exclude an intra-abdominal injury.…
Emergency Medicine Education - Resus
Emergency Medicine Education - Resus
Pulseless Electrical ActivityBlogCardiologyCardiovascularResuscitation

Pulseless Electrical Activity

Pulseless Electrical Activity(PEA) occurs in about 30% of cardiac arrest cases. Given that it's not…
Emergency Medicine Education - Resus
Emergency Medicine Education - Resus
Massive Propranolol OverdoseBlogResuscitationToxicology

Massive Propranolol Overdose

Massive propranolol overdose is perhaps one of the most challenging overdoses to manage. In 2009…
Emergency Medicine Education - Resus
Emergency Medicine Education - Resus
Seizure, Syncope and Sudden CollapseBlogCardiologyCardiovascular

Seizure, Syncope and Sudden Collapse

https://vimeo.com/220458927 Associate Professor Peter Kas presents Seizure, Syncope and Sudden Collapse. The patient with syncope…

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